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Valdosta Regional Airport could get an update

The current electrical vault The current electrical vault
Regulators inside of the current electrical vault Regulators inside of the current electrical vault
Jim Galloway Jim Galloway
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  The Valdosta Regional Airport could soon be getting an update.

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority wants to replace the building that currently houses the regulators that control the runway lights. They also want to add a back up generator for the runway lights.

On Thursday, the Valdosta city council will consider approving a grant agreement from the FAA worth about $500,000 for the project.

The airport is entitled to one million dollars in grants from the FAA per year based on the number of people that fly out of the airport and the city administers the grants on the airport's behalf.

"This grant for this next year will be for construction of an electrical vault, which you can see the existing one behind me now," said Valdosta Regional Airport Manager Jim Galloway. "The new vault will be inside the perimeter fence and also include a back up generator in case the commercial power fails."

Construction would likely start at the end of August or beginning of September and would take about four months to complete.


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